Thousands gathered at the White House on Wednesday to protest gun laws in wake of one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history.
Last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 dead.
The protest was one of many, and there are more planned with many calling on the Trump administration for change.
Gun dealers are ALREADY barred from selling handguns to anyone younger than 21. It makes NO SENSE to allow them to sell AR-15s to someone 18, 19 or 20! #GunReformNow
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) February 21, 2018
— Sara Parker (@SaraParker411) February 22, 2018
Twitter has seen a storm of tweets urging a change to current gun laws. High schools from across the nation are teaming up for one big protest on April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine massacre.
#NationalSchoolWalkout is leading this protest and challenging lawmakers to take action to prevent gun violence.
“In many states it’s more difficult to register to vote than it is to buy a rifle. Apparently to some politicians, a vote is scarier than a gun. We’re changing that.” –(http://nationalschoolwalkout.us/)
Hitting over 130,000 signatures on their petition, #NationalSchoolWalkout has been gaining momentum online with support of many verified accounts.
Since my father and Dr. King died in 1968, more than 1.5 million Americans have been killed by guns. Let's stop this madness and support all walkouts across the nation. #EndGunViolence
— Kerry Kennedy (@KerryKennedyRFK) February 20, 2018
This is just one of the many large protests coming up.
– Woman’s March (March 14th)
– March for Our Lives (March 24th)
Although this is for high school students, #NationalSchoolWalkout invites post-secondary students to join.